Student Nurses Association

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The Student Nurses Association is open to all pre-nursing and nursing students. The mission of LSUHSC-NO SON SNA is to enhance nursing education through community service activities that promote social and professional development. Membership in LSUHSC-NO SON SNA confers membership in the district, state and National Student Nurses’ Association.

  SNA Officers Spring 2023



President Lendelle Cannon
Vice President Kent Cheramie
Secretary Triska Thomas
Treasurer Katie Oeland
Historian Rhys Lopiparo
Breakthrough to Nursing Elizabeth McCormick
Community Service Coordinator Chair Bradley “Joe” Poret
Community Service Coordinator Colin Niselman
Community Service Coordinator Mariel “Mimi” Rossi-deVries
Community Service Coordinator Kandice Kirby
Guest Speaker Coordinator Jena Alfonso
Parliamentarian Patrick Hutchinson
Faculty Advisor Elizabeth Hopkins
Faculty Advisor Helen Neil

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting Monday, January 30th, 2023 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A
Meeting Monday, February 13th, 2023 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A
Meeting Monday, March 13th, 2023 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A
Meeting Monday, April 17th, 2023 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A

Membership Information
New members of LSUHSC-NO SON SNA are welcomed to join by the second meeting of each semester! If you have any questions about membership or becoming a member, contact the President. You may pay for your membership through this link on the NSNA website,

  • Chapter dues are $5.00 per semester in cash or check
  • To pay these chapter dues, print your confirmation of membership and put this confirmation and the $5.00 chapter dues into an envelope with your name on it and give it to the treasurer.
  • Checks are made out to SNA @ LSUHSC


NSNA and SNA Code of Conduct

  • Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct.
  • Actively promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within nursing education, the profession of nursing, and the student nurses' association.
  • Refuse to engage in, or condone, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Treat others with respect and promote an environment that respects human rights, values and choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages or any substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment

Point System

In order to earn the blue and white SNA graduation cord, a student must be a paying member of SNA no later than the membership deadline of their Junior II semester or the equivalent for CARE, and earn at least 12 points for traditional students, and 8 points for CARE, by graduation. If Senior II’s want their cord by composites pictures, points must be completed by the beginning of their graduating semester. Points are earned by participating in volunteer events and/or by contributing to donation events.

  • Blood donation during LSUHSC-NO SON SNA Blood Drives = 1.0 point
  • Missing Points
    • Any missing points at the end of each semester should be sent to the VP for review. The VP's email is listed at the top of the page in the SNA officer table.

Upcoming Conventions

NSNA: April 12-16, 2023 in Nashville, TN

Meeting Minutes


Helpful Links
National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)

Louisiana Student Nurses Association (LASN)

NSNA Code of Professional Conduct of Professional Conduct.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Interpretive Statements of Academic and Clinical Conduct With Interpretive Statements.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.pdf?dl=0